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"Cloudy" is an adjective which is often translated as "nublado", and "overcast" is an adjective which is also often translated as "nublado". Learn more about the difference between "cloudy" and "overcast" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weather)
a. nublado
It's a cloudy day, but the sun is really strong!El día está nublado, ¡pero el sol está muy fuerte!
2. (unclear)
a. turbio (liquid)
I wanted to go for a swim at the beach, but the sea is too cloudy and full of seaweed.Quería nadar en la playa, pero el mar está demasiado turbio y lleno de algas.
b. empañado
Your glasses are cloudy because of the humidity.Tienes los lentes empañados por la humedad.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. confuso
My memory is cloudy because I was put under anesthesia yesterday.Mis recuerdos son confusos porque estuve bajo anestesia ayer.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weather)
a. nublado (day)
Do you want to go to the beach tomorrow if it's overcast?¿Quieres ir a la playa si mañana el día está nublado?
Overcast days like these make me want to stay home and watch TV.Los días nublados como este me dan ganas de quedarme en casa y ver la tele.
b. cubierto (sky)
If there's an overcast sky, we won't be able to see the northern lights.Si el cielo está cubierto, no podremos ver la aurora boreal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (weather)
a. encapotar
Storm clouds appeared overcasting the sky above us.Aparecieron nubarrones encapotando el cielo encima de nosotros.
3. (sewing)
a. rematar
Make sure you overcast the seams so the edges don't fray.Asegúrate de rematar las costuras para que no se deshilachen los bordes.
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